Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Batten BAT-un (verb) To grow or make fat; to feed gluttonously; to grow prosperous especially at the expense of another (usually used with on) - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This online green city guide covers topics such as where to find organic and local food, natural clothing and baby stores, eco-friendly cleaning services, and many other green resources and local businesses. There also is a calendar to find lectures and events.
Number to Know
12: Number of days it took to track down John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, which happened on this date in 1865.
This Day in History
April 14, 1912: Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm. The ship sinks the following morning, killing 1,517 people.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Abigail Breslin (15)
“We have long had death and taxes as the two standards of inevitability. But there are those who believe that death is the preferable of the two. ‘At least,’ as one man said, ‘there's one advantage about death; it doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.’” - Erwin N. Griswold